The Acceptability of Malunggay Leaves (Moringa Oleifera)and Honey as TeaBautista, Kristine Loi A.Bautista, Ryza R.Reyes, Rodolfo Jr. E.Villapando, Jeremiah P.Grade 10-Sacred Heart
Introduction Medicinal plant is the main ingredient in making tea. Tea is one of the simplest beneficial drink not justin Philippines but all over the world. Tea contains antioxidants that work to prevent the body’s version of rustand thus help to keep us young and protect us from damage from pollution. And also tea has less caffeine thancoffee that may help people who wanted to decrease their weight. It contains more calcium than milk, as well asiron, vitamin A and K that can help to protect and make the bones stronger. Tea may boost one's immune systemand prevent cancer. It is well-known kind of drink for thousands of years and has been a huge part of cultures indifferent countries. Our world provides us so many beneficial plants. They keep their nutrientsvery well so we can utilize it as well. They contain very good nutrients in which theyare used in medicine or drugs in healing diseases. Scientists propose medicalplants to used for the high cost of pharmaceutical products. One of the beneficialplants for our health is Malunggay. It is popular plant known for high nutritionalvalue as well as an herbal medicine. .Phytochemical is chemical compounds produced by plants and the studyanalyzed that Malunggay leaves were particulary rich in potassium, calcium,phosphorus, iron, vitamin A and D, Essential amino acids as well as known asantioxidants such as β-carotene, vitamin C and flavonoids. Furthermore, this miracleplant is rich in compounds containing simple sugar, rhamnose and unique group orglucosinolates and isothiocyanates which categorized as hypotensive, anticancerand antibacterial activities. Benzyl isothiocyanate which is found in Malunggayleaves can prevent cancer cells in our body. Malunggay leaves are also used in thetreatment of prostate and skin cancer. While another study show that Malunggaycan prevent against doxorubicin resistant human breast cancer cells. Malunggayleaf can even heal tumor and prevent cancer cells activities. It also contain
important nutrient called anthelmintic which can prevent against parasitic or wormsandmayableto kill the intestinal worms activities in the body. Vitamin B1 of Malunggay is canalso prevent rheumatism for aged. Malunggay leaves contain calcium, potassium,protein, iron and vitamin A, B, and C in which they contribute and balance thecholesterol level in the body and help in combating malnutrition. It is said thatmalunggay is also a very useful tea but its taste is not good for children. Like any other medicinal/herbal tea, children dislike drinking Malunggay Tea even it is very useful andeffective and even their guardians want them to. As a result, guardians tend to have problems on how they canconvince the children in drinking the nutritious Malunggay tea.